Travel is the opposite of prejudice; it is curiosity, openness, and connection. In a world where politicians demand that we build walls, a traveller seeks to find out what we are really being taught to fear. But with travel becoming more accessible than ever, the benefits we associate with it – increased understanding of the world, greater courage, better connection between cultures – no longer come automatically. In a world where people can fly hundreds of miles to have a wild stag do in a city that may as well be anywhere, truly experiencing foreign cultures is something we need to work at.
From advice on how to accurately understand new places to practical tips on meeting with locals, overcoming the language barrier, and asking the right questions, Travel Your Way shows you how to discover the world on your own terms. The result is a more rewarding journey and a greater sense of connection to everywhere you go, whether you’re on a business trip, or backpacking across the globe.
With the right techniques and attitude, travel can open our eyes to new cultures and dispel stereotypes. It can force us out of our comfort zone. Learn how to make the most of every place you go by seeing the world with open, curious eyes. Look through the false narratives and fear-mongering that are fed to us on a daily basis by politicians and the media, and see the world as it really is.
Nathan James Thomas founded Intrepid Times in 2014, and it has since grown into a popular home for travel writing with heart, attracting hundreds of contributors and thousands of readers from around the world. His own travel writing has been published in places like Roads and Kingdoms, Outpost Magazine, and New Zealand Memories. Originally from New Zealand, Nathan lived in China for two years and is currently based in Eastern Europe.